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Matt Kenseth paces opening Cup practice


SPARTA, KY - JULY 07: during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2017 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Sarah Crabill

LONG POND, Pa - Matt Kenseth posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s opening Cup practice session with a lap of 176.077 mph.

He was followed by Kyle Larson (175.957 mph), rookie Erik Jones (175.415), Kyle Busch (175.360) and Chris Buescher 174.774 mph.

Sixth through 10th: Rookie Daniel Suarez (174.598), Martin Truex Jr. (174.574), June Pocono winner Ryan Blaney (174.527), Ryan Newman (174.277) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (174.081).

The only incident was for Stephen Leicht, who spun his No. 83 BK Racing car but did not hit anything.

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The final Cup practice is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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